Helen Oyeyemi & G. Willow Wilson with Kelly Link

Event promoter
Wed, Mar 20 - 18:00

290 Harvard St

Brookline, Norfolk County

Reading and Writing


Join us at Coolidge Corner Theatre for an evening of fantastic fiction! Helen Oyeyemi (Gingerbread) and G. Willow Wilson (The Bird King) will discuss their new books, in conversation with author and editor Kelly Link.
Please read the information below before purchasing your tickets.

Each ticket comes with your choice of either Gingerbread or The Bird King.
The event commences at 6PM and will continue with a public signing at Brookline Booksmith at 7PM.
You may pick up your book starting at 4PM on 3/20 at Brookline Booksmith.
Please arrive by 5:55PM to guarantee your seat. In the case of a sold out event, empty seats will be sold to standby starting at 5:55PM.
Tickets are nonrefundable.
You may bring additional books to be signed.
Additional books/titles will be available for purchase at the event.
If you require any disability accommodations, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance at events@brooklinebooksmith.com.

GINGERBREADPerdita Lee may appear to be your average British schoolgirl; Harriet Lee may seem just a working mother trying to penetrate the school social hierarchy; but there are signs that they might not be as normal as they think they are. For one thing, they share a gold-painted, seventh-floor walk-up apartment with some surprisingly verbal vegetation. And then there's the gingerbread they make. As the book follows the Lees through encounters with jealousy, ambition, family grudges, work, wealth, and real estate, gingerbread seems to be the one thing that reliably holds a constant value. Endlessly surprising and satisfying, written with Helen Oyeyemi's inimitable style and imagination, it is a true feast for the reader.
Helen Oyeyemi is the author of the story collection What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, along with five novels-- most recently Boy, Snow, Bird, which was a finalist for the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She received a 2010 Somerset Maugham Award and a 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2013, she was named one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists.
THE BIRD KINGA stunning new novel tells the story of Fatima, a concubine in the royal court of Granada, and her dearest friend, Hassan the palace mapmaker. Hassan has a secret--he can draw maps of places he's never seen and bend the shape of reality. When representatives of the newly formed Spanish monarchy arrive to negotiate the sultan's surrender, Fatima befriends one of the women, not realizing that she will see Hassan's gift as sorcery and a threat to Christian Spanish rule. With their freedoms at stake, what will Fatima risk to save Hassan and escape the palace walls?
G. Willow Wilson is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Alif the Unseen, which won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 2013; the memoir, The Butterfly Mosque; the graphic novels Cairo, Air, and Vixen; and the celebrated comic book series Ms. Marvel.
Kelly Link is the author of three collections of short stories, Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, and Pretty Monsters. Her short stories have won the Nebula, Hugo, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards. She and her husband, Gavin J. Grant, run Small Beer Press.

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